Captured American slaveship arrives in Charleston Harbor with 318 slaves aboard

The 187 ton vessel New Orleans registered vessel Echo arrived in Charleston under a prize crew from the U.S.S. Dolphin, Lieutenant John Newlands Maffitt commanding. The Echo had been captured off the coast of Cuba six days earlier carrying a full cargo of 318 African slaves. On August 29, 1858, the slaves were landed at nearby Castle Pinckney. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 371.
Type
Legal/Political
Relevance
Personal
The Putnam will be confiscated and sold in Charleston but will have another life of notoriety as a Confederate privateer and blockade runner called the Jefferson Davis.  Lieutenant Maffit will later become a Confederate naval hero.
See:  "
The Search for the Jefferson Davis in the National Archives,"  The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
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